Official Statistics of Finland

Accommodation statistics

Producer: Statistics Finland

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Demand for accommodation services grew by 3 per cent in 2016
27 Apr 2017
In 2016, accommodation establishments in Finland recorded 20.3 million overnight stays, of which domestic tourists accounted for around 14.6 million and foreign tourists for 5.8 million. The foreign demand for accommodation services grew by 4.7 per cent and the domestic demand by 2.4 per cent compared with the previous year. In all, total demand for accommodation services grew by 3.1 per cent in 2016. Thus, the previous years slight decrease in the demand for accommodation services turned into clear growth in 2016. Except for May and June, the demand increased in all months of the year. In April, September and November, the growth was around five per cent, in March, nearly eight per cent and in December, as much as 10 per cent compared with 2015. In May, the demand for accommodation services was on level with the previous year and in June, the demand declined by about two per cent. These figures are data from Statistics Finlands statistics on accommodation establishments and they have been collected from accommodation establishments with at least 20 beds or caravan pitches with electricity connection.

Next release:
28 Apr 2017

Description: Accommodation statistics describe the supply and use of hotel services, and provide data on the numbers of users of these services and on overnight stays. The supply is depicted with data on the volume of room and bed capacity of hotels, use of the services is calculated as a proportion of sold rooms of total available room capacity (utilisation rate). Demand for hotel services is also measured with the number of overnight stays. Users of the services are divided into domestic and foreign tourists.
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Keywords: accommodation activities, accommodation establishments, domestic tourism, hotels, non-residents, tourism.
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Change: Population of the accommodation statistics will be extended due to the EU Regulation on tourism statistics
15 Jun 2012
Statistics on tourism concerning 2012 will be compiled in accordance with the Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council (EU) No 692/2011.

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Official Statistics of Finland (OSF): Accommodation statistics [e-publication].
ISSN=1799-6325. Helsinki: Statistics Finland [referred: 27.4.2017].
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